15 Best Sleepaway Summer Camps around Boston 2018 - Kid 101

15 Best Sleepaway Summer Camps around Boston 2018


Sleepaway camps tend to focus on traditional fun in the water activities, as many are situated close to lakes. However, it’s not just the outdoor activities that make for a great camp experience – quieter times are spent exploring music, art, craft, theatre arts, science, environmental issues. Then there are games to build character and camaraderie during the evenings. Why mess with a great recipe for creating lasting memories and building confidence as kids tackle sports and activities they may not have a chance to participate in at school?

Camp Birch Hill

This residential summer camp on 104 acres provides the traditional experience for boys and girls aged 6 to 16. Campers are able to choose from over 50 activities throughout their 2, 4, or 6-week stay. There’s an indoor gymnasium, horse stables, riding ring and trails, ball fields, 4 tennis courts, in and outdoor basketball courts, beach volleyball, street hockey arena, golf.

Where: 333C Birch Hill Rd, New Durham, NH 03855

When: June 24 to August 4, 2018

Contact: 603-859-4525 or email summer@campbirchhill.com

Cost: $2,700 for 2 weeks, $4,500 for 4 weeks, $6,100 for 6 weeks. $2,400 for Teen adventure – 10 days. The fee includes: tuition, horseback riding, water skiing, camp trips, laundry service, t-shirt, and water bottle.

Camp Emerson

This camp located on 170 acres in the Berkshire Mountains will suit independent youngsters aged 8 to 15 who would like to schedule their own activities from the 50 or so on offer. It’s all about balance –they get to enjoy the private six-acre lake with all its water-sports plus instruction in fields as diverse as science, movie making, wilderness survival, theatre and loads more. The staff to camper ratio is 1:2 ensuring the youngsters get individual attention – it counts, as this camp has a 95% return rate! There are 2, 4 and 6 week sessions.

Where: 212 Longview Avenue, Hinsdale, MA 01235

When: June 23 to August 4, 2018

Contact: 800-782-3395

Cost: $3,550 for 2 weeks, $7,050 for 4 weeks and $10,150 for 6 weeks.

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